Welcome to Novel Pediatric Center!

Summer Special:

Back to School discounts at @NovelPediatricCenter. Back to School and complete Sports Physical for $45 instead of regular $75 all through July and August. Call Dr Sujata Kumar at 813 371 0388 for appointment.


 

This is a doctor’s office unlike any other you have visited.

The goal is to provide relationship based pediatric care with appointments that are unrushed and relaxed.  The doctor will spend time with you to get all your questions answered.

Imagine your doctor focusing on preventing illness and injury as well as treating the illness or prescribing medicines. Imagine not having to deal with insurance companies for every child well visit or ear ache or runny nose.

Novel Pediatric Center represents a new model of providing healthcare.  Direct Primary Care or subscription-based healthcare is growing in popularity for patients and doctors alike as the traditional practice model leaves patients and doctors feeling unsatisfied.

With reimbursements getting cut and unnecessary documentation required, doctors in traditional practices are forced to see unrealistic numbers of patients with average time actually interacting with patients being less than 15 minutes.

Novel Pediatric Center aims to provide back to basic pediatric care with modern technology and by eliminating all third party interference and by providing parents direct access to their pediatrician.

For starters, this is a membership-based practice. You’ll have the choice to pay an affordable monthly fee for member benefits or pay directly for single visits. There is no payment through insurance.

Patient Benefits Include

  • Flexible hours for appointments to match your schedule
  • Multiple visits included with membership
  • Enough time for your appointment so you can talk to the doctor and ask questions
  • Direct access to the doctor for via calls, texts, emails and video chats
  • No insurance hassles

New Patient Enrollment Form

Call for an Appointment Now

Phone : 813-371-0388
Email: doctor@novelpediatrics.com
Facebook: @NovelPediatricCenter
Address:  2754 Windguard Circle, # 102, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Clinic Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Wednesday and Saturday – From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Please call for an appointment)
* You can call in for an appointment for other times and weekend hours that might suit your schedule better
* Walk-ins are welcome, but might have a slight wait if the doctor is with a patient

Location | Map
2754 Windguard Circle, # 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

OUR SERVICES

Our Direct Primary Care (DPC) program offers all of the following services plus highly personal, convenient, and potentially cost-saving care.

COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC CARE

PREVENTIVE CARE

  • Annual physical
  • Screening labs
  • Weight management /nutritional counseling
  • Immunizations

FAMILY PLANNING  OB/GYN services for teenage girls

  • Contraceptive counseling/menstrual problems
  • STI screening

PHYSICALS

  • Periodic well-child checkups/sports physicals
  • Camp physicals

NEWBORN CARE

  • Newborn care/prenatal visits

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

  • Asthma and allergies
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obesity/weight management
  • Behavioral problems and ADHD

URGENT CARE

  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Urinary infection
  • Strain or sprain
  • Other minor injuries
  • Acute illness

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Services

Services offered at Novel Pediatric Center

New Patient Enrollment Form

Who will these services benefit?

  • Uninsured self-pay patients
  • Patients with high-deductible health insurance plans
  • Insured patients with services not covered by their insurance
  • Insured patients who want individualized care, increased access to their pediatrician and are ready to pay for it

What are the benefits of this direct patient care clinic?

  • A child and family-centered pediatric practice
  • No long wait times
  • Appointments begin on time
  • Unhurried appointments without the stopwatch
  • A unique practice that combines the best of modern medicine with holistic care
  • Prevention-based rather than just symptom-based treatment
  • Extensive patient education
  • Immediate access to your doctor (no answering service)
  • Individualized health and wellness plans for each child
  • Timely intervention to keep your child out of the emergency room
  • Patients can speak, email, text directly with the doctor.  They bypass phone menus, secretaries, insurance verification, unnecessary paper work, etc.
  • Price transparency. Most DPC doctors (including myself) have price listings for medications, imaging studies, lab tests, etc. So patients are aware of their costs upfront
  • Decreased healthcare cost as timely intervention may prevent ER and urgent care visits
  • Membership options as well as Fee for Service option available. See detailed comparative charts and pricing here – MEMBERSHIP and FEES PLANS

OUR SERVICES

Our Direct Primary Care (DPC) program offers all of the following services plus highly personal, convenient, and potentially cost-saving care.

COMPREHENSIVE PEDIATRIC CARE

PREVENTIVE CARE

  • Annual physical
  • Immunizations
  • Screening labs
  • Weight management /nutritional counseling

FAMILY PLANNING  OB/GYN services for teenage girls

  • Contraceptive counseling/menstrual problems
  • STI screening

PHYSICALS

  • Periodic well-child checkups/sports physicals
  • Camp physicals

NEWBORN CARE

  • Newborn care/prenatal visits

CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT

  • Asthma and allergies
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obesity
  • Behavioral problems and ADHD

URGENT CARE

  • Cold
  • Flu
  • Urinary infection
  • Strain or sprain

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

MEDICAL SERVICES

  • Acute illness and minor injuries

Call for an Appointment Now

Phone : 813-371-0388
Email: doctor@novelpediatrics.com
Facebook: @novelpediatriccenter
Address:  2754 Windguard Circle, # 102, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Clinic Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Wednesday and Saturday – From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Please call for an appointment)
* You can call in for an appointment for other times and weekend hours that might suit your schedule better
* Walk-ins are welcome, but might have a slight wait if the doctor is with a patient

Location | Map
2754 Windguard Circle, # 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Contact

Call for an Appointment Now

Phone : 813-371-0388
Email: doctor@novelpediatrics.com
Facebook: @NovelPediatricCenter
Address:  2754 Windguard Circle, # 102, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Clinic Hours of Service:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Wednesday and Saturday – From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Please call for an appointment)
* You can call in for an appointment for other times that might suit your schedule better
* Walk-ins are welcome, but might have a slight wait if the doctor is with a patient

New Patient Enrollment Form

Location:
2754 Windguard Circle, # 102
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

About

Hello! My name is Dr. Sujata Kumar and I am a board-certified pediatrician with considerable experience in all aspects of pediatric care. I started this practice because I believe in building relationships. I believe it is not sufficient to treat problems but also consider the cause of the problems and focus on preventing illness.

True healing can be achieved by treating the body, the mind and the spirit and by incorporating the three into the treatment plan.

The Direct Primary Care model (DPC) allows me to have long appointment times and really get to know my patients. If you are looking for a compassionate doctor who will spend ample time with you, you have come to the right place. Welcome to my practice!

DPC stands for “Direct Primary Care.” Direct care is medical care directed at the patient – no insurance middle man, no red tape and no confusion. The contract and relationship is between the doctor and you, the patient; not with the insurance companies.

A direct care doctor deals with the patient one-on-one from both treatment and billing standpoint. In this micro-practice, I will see fewer patients and spend more time with each one of them, whenever the patients need to see the doctor. No insurance hoops to jump through like other medical practices have to do.

I can spend more time doing what I signed up for when I studied medicine – providing great quality and empathetic healthcare to pediatric patients with parents as the only partners in their child-care.

I will bill the patients directly at the time of service. The patient can then bill their own insurance (if they have out of network benefits) to recoup a majority of their out-of-pocket costs.

There are two pricing options that are both simple and upfront. Please get the details in the Membership and Fees page.

Get detailed information about the services provided in the Services page.

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Membership and Fees

Novel Pediatric Center offers two types of payment options – membership and Fee for Service or single visit payment method. See details below:

Membership – Option 1

For individuals who desire exclusive physician access and being able to call or text Dr. Sujata Kumar at any time, a membership plan is available. For a small monthly fee, membership service provides direct access to the doctor. In addition to up to 36 visits per child per year for an annual contract, you can call or text the doctor during office hours or after hours or from out of town. The fees will be auto-debited monthly.

New Patient Enrollment Form

Benefits of membership include:

  • Low monthly fees, no copay
  • Minor procedures and in-house treatments and labs included
  • Monthly fees include well-child exam (yearly physical)
  • Numerous office visits (up to 36 a year)
  • Access to telemedicine/video calls with the doctor
  • Access to individual health care with focus on prevention
  • Includes “problem visits” for acute primary care visits (upper respiratory infections, UTIs etc.)
  • Same day visits available
  • Visits are long and not hurried
  • No wait times
  • Text or email the doctor with questions anytime (In an emergency you have to call 911)
  • The doctor will call you with results if you can’t come to the clinic

Membership costs:

Direct Primary Care physicians work for patients, not for insurance companies. The membership fees are kept low by eliminating overhead costs associated with billing insurance.

One time membership registration fees: (non-refundable)

  • One child – $50 per month
  • Two children – $100 per month 
  • Family (three or more children) $125 a month

Monthly membership costs:

  • Age 0 to 3 years – $60 monthly
  • Ages more than 3 years to 20 years- $40 monthly
  • Family up to 5 children – $175 monthly (regardless of age of child)

Fee for Service (Pay per visit and procedure) – Option 2

Well child exam (once a year) – $130
This is a preventive care exam (does not include price of labs or any other needed tests)
Problem visit (acute care) – $75 per visit
Evaluation of simple problems, or one problem that is complex (example: visit for birth control, infection check, irregular bleeding, respiratory issues, etc.)
Follow-up visit – $60 per visit
Simple an quick follow-up visits to discuss lab results, effect of treatment, adjust medication, answer any questions, fill out paperwork, etc. A 20 percent discount for coming prepared with exact cash is available.
Telemedicine/video visit – $50
If you are unable to come in person for a follow up visit, or you want a second opinion, the visit can be done via telephone consult or video chat. Visits suitable for telemedicine/video chat is based on doctor’s discretion.

Procedures
In office procedures costs vary according to the procedure and supplies associated with the procedure. These will be in addition to the visit. All costs will be discussed before the procedure is performed.
Comparison chart for the two options

Service

Member

Non-Member/Single Visit

Acute Care Visit Included (up to 36/year) extended visits, little/no waiting $75 per visit
Well-Child Check Included (all age-appropriate well-checks) $130
Sports/Camp Physical Included $75 per visit
Vision Screening Included $10
Hearing Screening Included $15
Minor Procedures Included (Discounted prices or cost of supplies) $25 to $50
Medications Administered in the Clinic * Included (Price of medicine additional) Additional charge
Wellness Screening Laboratory Tests Included Insurance allowed ***
In-House Screening Laboratory Tests Most tests included/Some for discounted pricing Discounted pricing ****
Send-Out Screening Laboratory Tests Discounted pricing/Insurance allowed Insurance allowed *****
Radiology Studies Discounted pricing/Insurance allowed Insurance allowed
Appointments/Scheduling Same/Next day Next available
After Hours Consultation/Care Included None
Phone/Text/Email Consultation Included None
Non-Controlled Prescription Medications ** Discounted pricing Discounted pricing ******
Annual Flu Shots Included $25
Immunization  Not Included *******  Not Included *******
Specialist Referral Included Not available
Coordination with Specialist Included Not available
Telemedicine/Video Calls Included $50

IMPORTANT:

* Certain medicines can be given to the patients in the clinic for early treatment.

** Some common medicines can be given directly to the patients at the clinic.

*** A written request for the needed tests will be given to the patients and may be taken to the service provider that bills the insurance.

**** Prices are based on costs to do the test.

***** Prices are subject to change based on cost and availability.

****** Tests may be purchased at a discounted price or a written request can be given to take to the service provider to bill insurance directly.

******* Currently it is cost-prohibitive to provide immunization in the clinic but you can go to local health department for immunization services.

Lab and Testing Costs Comparison

Service

Member

Non-Member/Single Visit

Ear Wax Removal Included $40
Rapid Strep Test Included $10
Rapid Mono Test Included $10
Urine Analysis Included $10
Neb Treatment Included $10
Pregnancy Test Included $10
General injection Included $40
Spirometry $10 $75
Rapid Flu Test $15 $25
Rapid RSV Test $15 $25
Catheterization Included $75
Laceration $50 $75